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In Sicily

Siegfried Sassoon

In Sicily

by Siegfried Sassoon

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Published by Faber & Faber in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Cover title.

Statementby Siegfried Sassoon ; [illustrated by] Stephen Tennant.
SeriesThe Ariel poems ; no. 27, Ariel poems ; no. 27
ContributionsTennant, Stephen James Napler, Hon., 1906-
The Physical Object
Pagination[4] p., [1] col. pl. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16424005M

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